In the living room of this penthouse in Rome we can find an early 1800 table and chairs and a modern Tolomeo lamp by Artemide, sleek vintage grey velvet armchairs and oriental rugs but above all many, many books. In this apartment there are only a few walls, bookcases are the main character and are used as walls, as separation, even for framing the windows as you can see above. An idea to steal!
The vintage, 1970’s, center table is made of white travertine.
A collection of decanters and pitchers reflects the light.
Vincenzo Gemito sculpture, head of a Neapolitan young boy.
A sink carved in stone and enameled grès tiles for the wall in the powder room.
In the bedroom an antique oil painting over the bed, covered in cut velvet
and, of course, many more books.
The same textile covers the comfortable vintage chair near the tall bookcase
framed by an antique fireplace mantel. Another idea to steal!
In a corridor upstairs a great collection of photography,
mostly representing family members.
A house with a sense of history, well lived and …well read!
Photography By Adriano Brusaferri
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